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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why medicine? Why DO? Why Western? " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"I see you have done a lot of shadowing, what leadership roles have you held? She also asked me to talk about the research I did." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Describe a conflict that you or someone else was in and how did you resolve it. If it was someone else, explain what you would have done. Followed by, tell me some of your strengths and weaknesses. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think are the major problems with our health care system and tell me which presidential candidate you think has the best plan to fix these problems. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Not really any difficult questions. Everyone be ware of political type questions....election is just around the corner!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback forum...very helpful!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"it was pretty awesome. Very laid back as most people have said, and seriously the most noticable thing about the school is the atmospher. Every single person was enthusiastic and happy to be there and there projected there happineses on the people around them. Seriously, we (the interveiw group of 10) were approached by every single person at that school. Whenever a class got at, or a person walked by at the very elast they smiled and gave an enthusiastic thumbs up and good luck wish. On top of that, most stopped and offered assistance, told us not to worry, sat down and talked with us, answered any questions and offered advice. You can totally tell that the students love their school and that the atmospher is cooperative, warm, and inviting. The speakers were open, answered all questions fully, were honest (at least it appeard they were being honest), and were very helpful as well. The facilities are way nicer on the inside than they appear on the outside. If it looks like an old strip mall......its cuz thats what it used to be back in the day......haha. But dont let the outside apperance fool you. seriously, facilities were nice, atmospher was great, and the interview day as a whole went extremely well. All of the interviewees were very friendly and we all got a long, I'd be surprised if anyone of them would give a poor review of the school. Definitely students that I would like to be in class with. The day ran smoothly, especially for the first interview day of the cycle. I learned more details about their curriculum. I really like the systems approach and will probably lean towards a school that has this sort of curriculum....it just makes the most sense to me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. Awesome day. Laid back, students and faculty are great. The only thing I can 'negative' i can say is that they need to provide more food for lunch! I could have eaten 5 of those sandwhiches! haha. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I was very familiar with this school as I live 20 miles away and have visited and interacted with students many times. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My feedback is below....i really dont have anything negative to say about the school. Very excited students and faculty, and they let you know that they love their school. Read the rest of my feedback below.... One thing i've read on here a few times is that people were turned away by the fact that there is a train station right behind campus.... so I asked "have there been problems with the noise of the train coming through during exams or studying or anything like that" and she said that they went through this legal process and their schools is considered a "quiet zone" so trains can't honk or make any unnecessary noise while they drive through. A train came through while we were walking outside and it seriously wasnt even that loud. No way you'd be able to hear it from an inside building during an exam or class. So yea, dont let the train tracks scare you away, it appears they ahve done their best to minimize the disturbance. One thing one of the speakers mentioned was the surrounding area of the school. A lot of people on SDN complain about how "the area is bad" or "its not very pretty" or something to the effect that the area aroudn the school is "poor." The presenter made a very good point....their school is in the PERFECT place for their mission. Its right in the middle of an underserved and underrepresented community. Its not friken beverly hills people (my own words). So, get over the fact that the surrounding area isn't mansions and pool houses and realize the school is serving a community that is in need of quality health care. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/04/2008

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the positive energy!" Report Response

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